So often after a newborn session, I find myself focusing on the solo shots of mom & baby and on images that capture the bond they share. After all, I’ve been a new mom before, and I never get tired of witnessing the very special connection between mothers and their brand new babies.
But at my newborn session this past weekend, the tender moments between father & son simply stole my heart. The photographs of 8 day old Sean with his father ( and namesake! ) have quickly become some of my most favorite images ever. I just love the contrast between the big strong arms of this proud papa and his tiny 7 pound baby boy. I had a hard time choosing only a couple to highlight here!
This past Sunday, I had a family session at Larz Anderson in Brookline, which is one of my absolute favorite places to shoot! The lines of the stone benches are so fun to work with and the gorgeous greenery makes for one heck of a beautiful backdrop. I thought for sure my Monday Moment this week would somehow be incorporating all the wonderful details of the location. Little did I know, one of my favorite moments would occur halfway down the hill laying in the grass!
Last Friday I had the honor of photographing beautiful 10 day old Franklin ( “Frankie” ) and his family in their home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. And I was so lucky to spend an entire hour alone with just mom and her new baby before the rest of the family arrived. These quiet moments are so rare in a house where a new baby lives and I cherish them so much. I can focus on the the amazing connection between mom and baby and the essence of being in love with a new little being. I keep coming back to these favorites and literally feel my heart swell because I feel so lucky to be doing what I love.
The Monday Moment this week is from a very special newborn session I had on Saturday that included the grandparents! Here is sweet 3 week old Elena with her Baba and Dyado ( that’s Bulgarian for Grandma and Grandpa!) I can’t help but smile when I look at this picture, knowing how thrilled these two are to be holding their granddaughter! (more…)
Last month I had a mini-session with a beautiful mom and her very sweet boys. The resulting photos were father’s day gifts for the men in their lives.
The weather cooperated, thank goodness, providing a break from three straight weeks of rain in Boston. And with a gorgeous backdrop of lush greenery we had a near perfect session. The only thing missing was the potty jokes. Oh wait, we had those too! Thanks to mom for providing the fodder for some seriously authentic smiles! (more…)